Currency of Hungary: Hungarian forint Ft
The Hungarian Forint is the currency of Hungary. The code of Hungarian forint is HUF. We use Ft as symbol of Hungarian forint. The Hungarian Forint is divided in 100 fillérs. HUF is regulated by Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary).
Did you know:
- The most popular conversions of Hungarian forint are HUF/Indian rupee HUF/US dollar HUF/euro HUF/UAE dirham
- the Hungarian forint was introduced in 23 Jul 1946 (73 years ago).
- There are 6 coins for the Hungarian forint ( Ft5 , Ft10 , Ft20 , Ft50 , Ft100 and Ft200 ),
- the Hungarian forint has 6 banknotes ( Ft500 , Ft1000 , Ft2000 , Ft5000 , Ft10000 and Ft20000 )
The Hungarian Forint
Do you know what 400,000,000,000,000,000,000 Pengoes are worth? At the end of its brief life as coinage in 1946, that was the value of 1 Forint… Hungary suffered a period of hyperinflation in the mid-20th century, surpassed only by Yugoslavia a few years later. This wave of inflation began at the end of the war, when Hungary decided to pay off its debts by printing paper money. To begin with, the government tried to save face by introducing the Milpengoe (=1,000,000 Pengoes) in May 1946, and then the Bilpengoe (=1,000,000,000,000 Pengoes) in June of the same year, but the effort failed.
The Hungarian word, Forint, derives from the word Florin, originally a coin minted in Florence. The Forint is subdivided into 100 Fillers, the name of which comes from the Austro-Hungarian word Heller, derived in turn from the German word vier meaning four.
Although Hungary ceased to be a monarchy after WWII, its former great national kings continue to appear on its banknotes: Mátyás (1443-1490), St. Stephan (967-1038), Róbert Károly (1288-1342), Ferenc Rákóczi II(1676-1735).
Current 10 and 100 Forint coin issues carry a coat of arms, and the 20 Forint coin is decorated with a Florentine Lily motif. Hungarian money has sometimes been minted in very original styles, such as the unconventional issue of square or rectangular commemorative coins, and even the issue of one coin as a semi-circular disc.
Converter Hungarian forint
The HUF converter is provided without any warranty. Prices might differ from those given by financial institutions as banks, brokers or money transfer companies.
|Hungarian forint to Philippine peso||1 HUF = 0.1878 PHP|
|Hungarian forint to Romanian leu||1 HUF = 0.0150 RON|
|Hungarian forint to Malaysian ringgit||1 HUF = 0.0146 MYR|
|Hungarian forint to Saudi riyal||1 HUF = 0.0134 SAR|
|Hungarian forint to Ghanaian cedi||1 HUF = 0.0184 GHS|
|Hungarian forint to Pakistani rupee||1 HUF = 0.5020 PKR|
|Hungarian forint to Kuwaiti dinar||1 HUF = 0.0011 KWD|
|Hungarian forint to Bangladeshi taka||1 HUF = 0.3012 BDT|
|Hungarian forint to Indonesian rupiah||1 HUF = 50.7668 IDR|
|Hungarian forint to Nigerian naira||1 HUF = 1.2945 NGN|
|Indian rupee to Hungarian forint||1 INR = 4.0542 HUF|
|US dollar to Hungarian forint||1 USD = 279.2777 HUF|
|euro to Hungarian forint||1 EUR = 316.0530 HUF|
|UAE dirham to Hungarian forint||1 AED = 76.0313 HUF|
|Malaysian ringgit to Hungarian forint||1 MYR = 68.6602 HUF|
|Saudi riyal to Hungarian forint||1 SAR = 74.4679 HUF|
|Philippine peso to Hungarian forint||1 PHP = 5.3259 HUF|
|Ghanaian cedi to Hungarian forint||1 GHS = 54.2443 HUF|
|Pakistani rupee to Hungarian forint||1 PKR = 1.9920 HUF|
|Kuwaiti dinar to Hungarian forint||1 KWD = 920.5436 HUF|
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